A is for … Ahem

My A-Z Challenge this year is about writing adult content in fiction – you will not find any adult fiction within the parameters of the challenge, except for illustration purposes.

At the risk of scaring off any potential readers of my A-Z Challenge, I want to start by talking about something that’s been on my mind for a while. I thought, very briefly, about writing the subject of this post in the title but I realize though people may want to read my blog, they surely don’t want anyone looking over their shoulder, seeing it in nice big letters. Are you ready? Here we go.

Anal fisting. So that you know which page I’m on, let me first say, “EWW.” I’d never have brought it up, nor would I have contemplated such a thing had it not been for E.L. James of 50 Shades of Grey fame. Just imagine if Ana had said, “Oh my!” in a positive rather than a negative way when it came to that little proposition? I mean seriously, what better way to say I love you than to let you stuff your hand up my poop-hole? But will you still care for me when I’m wearing Depends at the age of 30? NO, Ana. NO he won’t! But still, it’s sooo romantic, isn’t it?

Okay, I hold no judgement over people who are actually into this stuff. What you do in the sanctity of your own space is entirely up to you. But I don’t want details, thanks. I dread the idea that I might actually accidentally come across pictures on the internet… one of the main reasons I fear getting viruses on my computer.

I can promise you, you will never see any of my character get their rear-end cherries popped unless it is during the most horrific rape scene during which I will be cringing in a corner denying the fact that I’m writing while my bad guy does the deed. I don’t want to write about it and I certainly don’t want to read about it. When I come across such things as anal play in sex scenes I skim the words until I figure it’s safe to start reading again – but that’s just where I draw the line.

Everyone has their own literary lines in the sand. What’s yours?

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16 thoughts on “A is for … Ahem

  1. Dear Miss Izzy, I am one with you on this issue. Who’d a thought we might agree on anything but I too cringe at such things, in fact anything to do with that part of my anatomy. It has a purpose for being there and I am one who sees that purpose as one where the body delivers, not receives.

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  2. Nice shock factor! I had no idea what to expect coming over to read your blog. Needless to say I wasn’t quite ready πŸ™‚ Great post and yes, that’s an exit only, do not enter location. And like sumerstommy2 said, I’m now curious to see what’s in the store for the next 25 letters.

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    • Glad you enjoyed the post. πŸ™‚
      When I was trying to come up with a theme, and being a novelist myself, I thought about all the things we deal with both as writers and readers that we rarely talk about. So I figured why not? I’m hoping with this challenge to make people think about what they find in fiction. Readers as much as writers. I do hope you’ll follow along! πŸ˜€
      Thanks so much for your comment!

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  3. Thanks for the education. Not having read the book, I wondered what that particular term meant (even though it’s fairly self-explanatory) but was afraid to ask. Thought about looking it up on the internet, but didn’t want my computer flagged for porn. Now I know. And I don’t need to know any more than that.

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  4. Interesting start to the challenge, which is stating it mildly, but kudos for handling it very well.

    As for the actual topic, and this comment is no reflection of my own personal preference or interests, I think that if a story line *truly* needs some graphic content, including anal sex play, then so be it. Discretion is advised – and should be used well. I’ve read some great fiction books, not falling into erotica or romance, where different aspects of sex, including anal were integral to the story. But it was handled very well. And, well, it was just what it was. On the other hand, when a writer gratuitously uses devices or ploys, or content for shock value, then, on the whole, it just devalues the overall work, and let’s face it, speaks volumes about the writer’s skills and abilities. But that’s just my opinion, for its own worth. As they say, “to each his own” πŸ™‚

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  5. Of all the things about that book that broke the believability wall, anal fisting is at the top of the list. It’s how you know someone was writing about something they heard rather than something they actually researched.

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